Leslie Corrie

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Leslie Corrie

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Leslie Corrie in 1902.
31st Mayor of Brisbane
In office
Preceded by Thomas Proe
Succeeded by Thomas Rees
Personal details
BornLeslie Gordon Corrie
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Died 2 August 1918 (aged 58 or 59)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Resting place Toowong Cemetery
Nationality Australian
Spouse(s) Christina Jane MacPherson (m.1899 d.1937)
Occupation Architect

Leslie Gordon Corrie (1859–1918) was an architect and the mayor of Brisbane, Queensland from 1902 to 1903. A number of his architectural works are now heritage-listed.

Brisbane capital city of Queensland, Australia

Brisbane is the capital of and the most populated city in the Australian state of Queensland, and the third most populous city in Australia. Brisbane's metropolitan area has a population of 2.5 million, and the South East Queensland region, centred on Brisbane, encompasses a population of more than 3.5 million. The Brisbane central business district stands on the historic European settlement and is situated inside a peninsula of the Brisbane River, about 15 kilometres from its mouth at Moreton Bay. The metropolitan area extends in all directions along the floodplain of the Brisbane River Valley between Moreton Bay and the Great Dividing Range, sprawling across several of Australia's most populous local government areas (LGAs)—most centrally the City of Brisbane, which is by far the most populous LGA in the nation. The demonym of Brisbane is "Brisbanite".

Queensland North-east state of Australia

Queensland is the second-largest and third-most populous state in the Commonwealth of Australia. Situated in the north-east of the country, it is bordered by the Northern Territory, South Australia and New South Wales to the west, south-west and south respectively. To the east, Queensland is bordered by the Coral Sea and Pacific Ocean. To its north is the Torres Strait, with Papua New Guinea located less than 200 km across it from the mainland. The state is the world's sixth-largest sub-national entity, with an area of 1,852,642 square kilometres (715,309 sq mi).


Early life

Leslie Gordon Corrie was born in Hobart, Tasmania in 1859, the son of James Afleck Corrie of Kirkcudbright and Mary Campbell of Edinburgh. [1]

Hobart City in Tasmania, Australia

Hobart is the capital and most populous city of the Australian island state of Tasmania. With a population of approximately 225,000, it is the least populated Australian state capital city, and second smallest if territories are taken into account. Founded in 1804 as a British penal colony, Hobart, formerly known as Hobart Town or Hobarton, is Australia's second oldest capital city after Sydney, New South Wales. Prior to British settlement, the Hobart area had been occupied for possibly as long as 35,000 years, by the semi-nomadic Mouheneener tribe, a sub-group of the Nuennone, or South-East tribe. The descendants of these Aboriginal Tasmanians often refer to themselves as 'Palawa'.

Tasmania island state of Australia

Tasmania is an island state of Australia. It is located 240 km (150 mi) to the south of the Australian mainland, separated by Bass Strait. The state encompasses the main island of Tasmania, the 26th-largest island in the world, and the surrounding 334 islands. The state has a population of around 526,700 as of March 2018. Just over forty percent of the population resides in the Greater Hobart precinct, which forms the metropolitan area of the state capital and largest city, Hobart.

Kirkcudbright town and parish in Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland

Kirkcudbright, is a town and parish in Kirkcudbrightshire, of which it is traditionally the county town, within Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.

He worked as an architect, first in Hobart and then in Launceston. In 1886, he moved to Brisbane. From 1888 to 1892, he was in partnership with his former employer, Henry Hunter trading as "Hunter and Corrie". From 1898 to 1905, he was in partnership with G.H.M. Addison as Addison and Corrie. At other times he had a solo practice. [2]

Launceston, Tasmania City in Tasmania, Australia

Launceston is a city in the north of Tasmania, Australia at the junction of the North Esk and South Esk rivers where they become the Tamar River (Kanamaluka). Launceston is the second largest city in Tasmania after Hobart and the Thirteenth-largest non-capital city in Australia.

Henry Hunter (architect) Australian architect

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He was a founding member of the Queensland Institute of Architects in 1887, and was the vice president of the Institute in 1901.

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On 25 March 1899, Corrie married Christina Jane Macpherson at St Thomas' Church, Enfield, Sydney. [3] [4]

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Corrie served as an alderman on the Brisbane Municipal Council from 1901 to 1905 and was mayor in 1902 and 1903. [5] [6] During that time, he served on the following committees: [7]

Later life

Corrie was interested in horticulture. He was a fellow of the Linneas Society. He was a president of the Queensland Acclimatisation Society. He was involved in introducing and trialling many fruits and plants into Queensland. He is credited with the introduction of the custard apple. [8]

Corrie died in Brisbane on 2 August 1918. [8] He was buried in Toowong Cemetery on 3 August 1918. [9]


The Queensland Deposit Bank building, 1903. StateLibQld 1 102758 Queensland Deposit Bank and Building Society, Brisbane, ca. 1903.jpg
The Queensland Deposit Bank building, 1903.

Working as Hunter and Corrie, his works included:

Working independently, his works included:

Working as Addison and Corrie, his works included:

Working independently again, his works included:

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